4 Tips For Addressing Electronic Health Record Claims
By David Brown Jr. and Emily Slay Walters (August 8, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT) -- According to recent data from Diederich Healthcare, medical malpractice verdicts and settlements have been on the rise since 2013. After dropping steadily from 2003 through 2012, roughly $3.925 billion was paid out to alleged victims of medical malpractice in 2017. That represents a 2.34 percent increase from 2016. If these trends continue, medical malpractice claimants will receive more than $4 billion in 2018.
Not only is the amount of medical malpractice claims increasing, medical malpractice claims related specifically to the electronic health record, or EHR, have increased as well. The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned malpractice insurer, recently published a...
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